CHICAGO (January 14, 2016) – The Cook County Democratic Party today unanimously endorsed Kim Foxx for Cook County State’s Attorney in the March Primary.
Following the approval of a motion to reconsider its previous call for an open primary, the Democratic committeemen heard from two candidates seeking to serve as State’s Attorney. They were Foxx and Donna More. Incumbent State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez declined to attend the special slating session.
“Thank you, very much. It is humbling to receive your support as a life-long Democrat,” Foxx told the committeemen after their endorsement vote. “This is a transformational moment for Cook County, to no longer be looked at as an embarrassment of what justice looks like but to be a leader across this state in how we move forward on criminal justice issues…. I am that transformative leader, because I have the on-the-ground experience as a prosecutor, the policy experience, the managerial experience.”
The executive committee of the county Democratic Party met last week to discuss the reconsideration issue and called for a full meeting of the Central Committee because of the large number of committeemen who had sought to make a formal endorsement in the race.
The Cook County Democratic Party is made up of 50 Chicago Ward and 30 Suburban Township Committeemen. The Democratic Primary will be held March 15, 2016.